The First World War is a History Documentary programme.

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The First World War

Ten-part series based on the book by Hew Strachan, Professor of the History of War at Oxford. Part five looks at the ferocious battle for the Eastern Front. Fought across brutal terrain from the Urals to the Alps, it marked the introduction of some of the 20th century's horrors, such as chemical weapons, mass expulsion of populations and the persecution of the Jews. episode 5.

Genre: History Documentary

Running Time: 60 minutes (approx)

When is The First World War next on TV?

It's next showing on BBC 4 October 31st, 11:30pm and on BBC 4 November 8th, 12:00am. See more...